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Title: A new method for power quality improvement
Authors: Kasikci, Ismail
Advisors: Darwish, MK
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Brunel University School of Engineering and Design PhD Theses
Abstract: A new control method for active power filters in conjunction with a passive filter circuit are presented and analysed in this thesis. A new technique for load modelling is introduced in order to enable the design of compensators to improve the power factor and to reduce harmonic levels in electrical power systems. The principles of analysis, design, operation and control of the new circuit equipped with IGBTs are presented. This enables the compensation of rapidly changing loads and reactive power. A special circuit equipped with IGBTs is able to compensate for the reactive power and harmonic currents of different orders. The important aspect of the present work is based on the compensator control circuit for power factor correction and harmonic elimination, and its application. This new configuration improves the rating of the active power filter, reducing power losses in the switches compared to existing and newly developed active filters. Furthermore, it is very stable in operation and much faster by a factor of 20. The thesis also presents a detailed mathematical modelling of the proposed system with frequency and time domain equations. The frequency response of the proposed system is also discussed. This new proposal has been checked using a dedicated software simulation program, which was specifically developed for this purpose. An experimental set-up has been designed and implemented in order to apply the new method using IGBTs as well as some other devices. This thesis also presents a critical literature survey, which provides a critical overview of previous work relevant to the power quality improvement reactive power compensation and active filtering.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University.
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Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Theses

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